- Platform: PlayStation 3
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Crysis 2 (PS3)
- New York New York: Crysis set the visual benchmark for PC games that still stands today. Crysis 2 will redefine the benchmark on console and PC platforms, shifting their attention to the rich urban jungle of New York City
- Amazing Aliens and AI: Challenging best-in-class AI with unique group coordination and group behaviour systems which give realistic responses to your actions
- Nanosuit 2: Adapt your combat tactics by customising your Nanosuit and weapons in real time with revised modes, unlocking a variety of supersoldier abilities
- Multiplayer*: World-renowned multi-player shooter studio Crytek UK is going to reinvent multiplayer with the dynamic intensity of Nanosuit 2. By using Nanosuit technology the player has nearly unlimited ways to approach the dynamic combat environment
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Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Standard Edition
The world has been ravaged by a series of climatic disasters and society is on the verge of total breakdown. Now the aliens have returned, with a full invasion force bent on nothing less than the total annihilation of mankind, starting by trying to rip the heart out of Earth's most iconic city. In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city's myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed. The city's systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you've never seen it before. Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking. Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen. One man will inherit that means to survive. One supersoldier, wielding the combat enhancement technology of the future with Nanosuit 2, will make the last stand to save humanity from destruction in the urban jungle that is New York City
New York is under alien attack as the tropical jungles of the original game give way to the concrete jungle of the Big Apple. The critically acclaimed Crysis series makes its first appearance on consoles and shows exactly why PC gamers have lauded it for its graphics and innovative gameplay.
New York is under attack from deadly alien invaders
|Use a wide range of weapons and the new Nanosuit 2|
|Crysis 2 features some of the best graphics ever seen|
|Turn the fully destructible terrain to your advantage|
Wearing the new Nanosuit 2 only you have the abilities and knowledge to combat the alien threat, even as you're also being hunted by human agents. Depending on your needs you can instantly tell the suit to augment your speed, strength or aiming accuracy - or even make yourself invisible.
Combine your powers at the right moment and you have the flexibility to take down any threat in your own unique style. Whether you stalk enemies with stealth takedowns, boost your strength to flatten them with parked cars or use the versatile range of guns and weaponary you can play the game anyway you want.Key Features
- World Crisis: Crysis comes to consoles for the first time as New York becomes the latest battleground in an alien takeover of planet Earth.
- Latest Fashion: The Nanosuit 2 gives you the flexibility to take on enemies however you want as it augments your strength and speed and even turns you invisible for short periods.
- Tactical Choice: Pick your own strategies as you explore the large open world levels - will you attack quietly and unseen or go for an all out assault with guns blazing?
- Photorealism: State-of-the-art graphics use the new CryEngine 3 technology to bring the most advanced visuals ever seen on consoles and the PC.
- Worthy Opponent: Advanced artificial intelligence powers every enemy, with humans and aliens all having vastly different reactions and tactics to combat your presence.
Although one of Germany's biggest games developers Crytek was actually founded by three Turkish brothers and has studios in Frankfurt, Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria, South Korea and England. Crytek are best known for high tech first person shooters such as the first Far Cry and Crysis.
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Once this is plugged into an HDTV you really shouldn't care less what it looks like on other systems because here it is absolutely stunning. Everything looks really good from the devastated architecture of New York to the weather effects, allies and enemies you come acrosss. Water, fire, smoke and dust are immersive and convincing, and the lighting has to be some of the most advanced out there right now. The greatest credit to the visuals on show here is that by the end of the first level you will stop being gobsmacked by how good it all looks and simply accept what is put in front of you. It's hard to describe, but the art design here is geared towards making the in-game objects/environments feel real, huge or frightening, rather than simply aiming to make them 'look good' on a technical level.
The frame rate isn't especially slick (but is still perfectly playable) and you occasionally catch a tiny amount of motion blur in the characters, but these are minor points compared to the overall experience.
The rich audio is impressive; from weapon sounds to creaking buildings, and the sound designers know how to creep you out when they want. The soundtrack is a mixed bag, with the first main theme having a real 'dirge' sound to it, but there are also some great orchestral numbers in the vein of classic action movie scores as the game progresses that you'll have stuck in your head afterwards.
The gameplay is flexible, as each level is basically a giant sandbox.Read more ›
Let me just give you a top three 'good' points about this game:
1) The Nano Suit - simply brilliant how you can cloak (got to love that 'cloak engaged' voice!) and snap someone's neck the next moment.
2) The pace - at the start it is more sedate and you have less enemies to worry about, but by the end it builds to a crescendo. This is not something that many games do, and those which do this are often the most rewarding.
3) Weaponry - simply brilliant here, from simple assault rifles to rocket launchers. There is something for everyone. Also, the fact you can customise your weapons in real-time is a fantastic innovation and something I would like to see more games do in the future.
I bought the first Crysis a few days ago for 7.99 off PSN, and I'm hoping I'm as taken with it as I was with this. I'm sure a jungle setting will be different enough to New York City!
Everything seems to fit together perfectly, it's an ideal FPS and the scope for replay and expansion is massive. Can't wait for Crysis 3 basically!
Lets start from the bottom, the plot is brilliant. It starts with you as a normal marine and carries you through the game with you as the protagonist wearing a suit which makes him near invincible and continues to carry you through fighting massive aliens through to fighting 50 elite soldiers and ends on a somewhat happy ending which in all honesty is lost in most games. The main plot starts of with it being a fight for survival but progresses to you becoming humanities only hope at survival. Crysis 2 can be argued to be a stereotypical alien game where you fight for survival and then change in to some awesome fighting machine which is true because this does happen however the clever homage not to common alien games but to Resistance pays off with Crytek gaining inspiration from the aclaimed alien first person shooter. To summarise on the plot, it is clever and brilliant with the plot focusing more on politics than the actual aliens.
The graphics is next on my list. These are superb. That is all to say the graphics show realism and depth within your environment with the rubble of Manhattan as your backdrop and an alien swarm not but 5 metres away from you.Read more ›
The frame rate takes the biggest hit. The environments are much more open than other corridor shooters that Crysis shares its genre with, but with the amount of detail and visual trickery on screen (even when the action isn't picking up) the frame rate only really reaches about 24fps. Far too slow, and unresponsive for my liking. Other things tarnish Crysis's graphical fidelity too; textures look bland up close, enemies appear in front of you out of thin air, and the game seems to leave artefacts behind things on screen. This appears as a strange wispy trail after everything and I personally found it infuriating.
The game also starts badly. Fighting Cell soldiers for the first couple of levels is tedious and repetitive. The A.I stands still and shoots and are way too good at detecting you from miles away, when behind them and 40 stories up... That is when they're not transfixed on walking into a wall or spinning with gay abandon on the spot. However the game's designers built a way to circumvent these roaming unpredictable headaches. Using the suit's cloaking function to avoid the drab combat you can simply run through the equally drab environments to the end of the level.Read more ›
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Good entertaining game. Has good graphics, sound, gameplay, storyline, character development, and presentation.Published 9 months ago by MrJohnUK